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FCC to vote on new ‘net neutrality’ proposal as protesters demand they ‘keep the Internet free’

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday were expected to vote in favor of formally proposing new “net neutrality” rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler…

Comedian Greg Proops blasts greedy telecom companies killing net neutrality: ‘F*ck them’

In the latest episode of his podcast, Comedian Greg Proops blasted a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would allow Internet providers create a “fast lane” for some websites — but not others. “Don’t let the big boys take over the web,” he said. “If you don’t know, net neutrality is…

Tajikistan blocks Facebook and several news sites

The Tajikistan government ordered Internet providers on Saturday to block Facebook, along with several independent media sites, a spokeswoman for the country’s web-provider association told AFP. “Internet providers received a spoken order from government agents to block the sites,” said Parvina Ibodova, president of the association. “We are minions. We get our licences from the authorities and that’s why, as…

Dutch court orders Internet providers to block Pirate Bay

THE HAGUE — A Dutch court Wednesday ordered two local Internet providers to block their clients from accessing Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, citing copyright concerns. “Internet providers Ziggo and XS4ALL must block their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay website,” The Hague district court said in a press…

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